History Film / GodzillaVsDestoroyah

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Arguably the only known case of having a ''movie length'' version of this, as the film states Godzilla is literally dying from the film's very start, and despite this manages to fight off the army, the Super X-III, kill Destoroyah, and even ''resurrect'' his dead son! What makes the latter more impressive is that he did it in the process of finally going out while burning through an attempt to freeze him solid to prevent him from going into meltdown!
1st Dec '15 8:21:18 AM Kervinle2500
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* BackFromTheDead: Junior. "[[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Godzilla never does destroy Japan]]" [[GentleGiant indeed]].


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* FutureBadass: ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'' implies this will happen to Junior as the plot of this film covers Godzilla's death, and the resurrection of Junior.
18th Nov '15 11:32:52 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AscendedToCarnivorism: Junior seems to shifted from eating plants, to eating ''whales''.
** Justified, in that it's established that Godzillasaurus is carnivorous by nature. It's likely that he learned to hunt for food while living with his adoptive father.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Destoroyah can emulate the Oxygen Destroyer causing the target to be reduced to bones. Sounds cool right? The problem? He has to have them in a body of water and break up into a swarm of microbes for it to work. And even when he dropped Godzilla into the ocean he still couldn't use it because Godzilla's immanent meltdown was boiling the water and made it and him too hot to use this power. The only one to fall victim to this in the whole movie was an aquarium full of fish.

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* AscendedToCarnivorism: Junior seems to shifted from eating plants, to eating ''whales''.
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''whales''. Justified, in that it's established that Godzillasaurus is carnivorous by nature. It's likely that he learned to hunt for food while living with his adoptive father.
* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Destoroyah can emulate the Oxygen Destroyer causing the target to be reduced to bones. Sounds cool right? The problem? He has to have them in a body of water and break up into a swarm of microbes for it to work. And even when he dropped Godzilla into the ocean he still couldn't use it because Godzilla's immanent meltdown was boiling the water and made it and him too hot to use this power. The only one to fall victim to this in the whole movie was an aquarium full of fish.



* BittersweetEnding: Godzilla has died but the radiation that was expelled from his body mutated Junior into a full-grown Godzilla.

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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:
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Godzilla has died but the radiation that was expelled from his body mutated Junior into a full-grown Godzilla.



* BlindIdiotTranslation: Toho's international English credits misspell Kenpachiro Satsuma's name as Ken''HA''chiro in this and every one of their international versions.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: BlindIdiotTranslation:
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Toho's international English credits misspell Kenpachiro Satsuma's name as Ken''HA''chiro in this and every one of their international versions.



* ContinuityNod[=/=]CallBack: Several connections with the original ''[[{{Film/Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' appear on this film:

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* ContinuityNod[=/=]CallBack: ContinuityNod: Several connections with the original ''[[{{Film/Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' appear on this film:



%% * DefeatEqualsExplosion



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Super-X III is one of the few Anti-Kaiju weapons to actually A: Survive the end of the movie, and B: [[spoiler: win a battle against the Kaiju. It actually puts Godzilla ''down'' and slows his meltdown for several precious hours, and at the end of the movie, it and the Maser Cannons work together to finish Destoroyah off.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
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The Super-X III is one of the few Anti-Kaiju weapons to actually A: Survive the end of the movie, and B: [[spoiler: win a battle against the Kaiju. It actually puts Godzilla ''down'' and slows his meltdown for several precious hours, and at the end of the movie, it and the Maser Cannons work together to finish Destoroyah off.]]



* GentleGiant: Junior of course since ''Film/GodzillaVsSpaceGodzilla'', he seems more accustomed to humans than his father (for obvious reasons). Played straight ''AND'' horribly averted when he saves Miki and her psychic partner from Destoroyah from destroying their helicopter. The aversion is due to him attacking whales in an earlier scene.

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* GentleGiant: GentleGiant:
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Junior of course since ''Film/GodzillaVsSpaceGodzilla'', he seems more accustomed to humans than his father (for obvious reasons). Played straight ''AND'' horribly averted when he saves Miki and her psychic partner from Destoroyah from destroying their helicopter. The aversion is due to him attacking whales in an earlier scene.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Miki Saegusa notes that her psychic powers have been fading away lately, which worries her. Meru Ozawa, in contrast, says that she can't wait for her own powers to fade away, since it means she would be able to start a family as a normal person. Miki's reaction to Meru's response seems to indicate that she agrees with her colleague's sentiments more than she had realized.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: IJustWantToBeNormal:
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Miki Saegusa notes that her psychic powers have been fading away lately, which worries her. Meru Ozawa, in contrast, says that she can't wait for her own powers to fade away, since it means she would be able to start a family as a normal person. Miki's reaction to Meru's response seems to indicate that she agrees with her colleague's sentiments more than she had realized.



* IntrepidReporter: Yukari Yamane
* MadeOfExplodium: After Destoroyah's wings get shot by the freeze weapons and lasers, [[spoiler: he explodes after crashing into the ground]].
** DefeatEqualsExplosion

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%% * IntrepidReporter: Yukari Yamane
* MadeOfExplodium: MadeOfExplodium:
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After Destoroyah's wings get shot by the freeze weapons and lasers, [[spoiler: he explodes after crashing into the ground]].
** DefeatEqualsExplosion
ground]].



* ShoutOut: Several. It seems the director wants to homage this film to Ishiro Honda after he sadly passed away in 1993.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Several. It seems the director wants to homage this film to Ishiro Honda after he sadly passed away in 1993.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Destoroyah, Destroyer, or Destroyah?
** Technically, the English version used ''Destroyer''.
** WordOfGod says "Destroyer" is the correct pronunciation, but rights issues with the word "Destroyer" caused the change in spelling to "Destroyah".

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Destoroyah, Destroyer, or Destroyah?
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Destroyah? Technically, the English version used ''Destroyer''.
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''Destroyer''. WordOfGod says "Destroyer" is the correct pronunciation, but rights issues with the word "Destroyer" caused the change in spelling to "Destroyah".



* TookALevelInBadass: Junior, who in the previous film is portrayed as an [[TheLoad annoyingly weak]] SuperDeformed [[TheScrappy foster son]], actually grew up badass like his father. [[spoiler: Apparently absorbing all the radiation from your melting-down daikaiju father will do that to you.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Junior, who in the previous film is portrayed as an [[TheLoad annoyingly weak]] SuperDeformed [[TheScrappy foster son]], actually grew up badass like his father. [[spoiler: Apparently absorbing all the radiation from your melting-down daikaiju father will do that to you.]]



* UnstoppableRage: Crosses with PapaWolf. Godzilla's son, Junior, is killed by Destoroyah, sending Godzilla into a frenzy wherein he nearly rips Destoroyah open, his own suffering be damned. The JSDF's freeze weapons and Destoroyah's own attacks did put nails in Godzilla's coffin, but it was his anger over Junior's death that caused Godzilla's meltdown.

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* UnstoppableRage: UnstoppableRage:
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Crosses with PapaWolf. Godzilla's son, Junior, is killed by Destoroyah, sending Godzilla into a frenzy wherein he nearly rips Destoroyah open, his own suffering be damned. The JSDF's freeze weapons and Destoroyah's own attacks did put nails in Godzilla's coffin, but it was his anger over Junior's death that caused Godzilla's meltdown.
19th Oct '15 12:47:22 PM ultimomant
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* AlienBlood: Destoroyah has green blood when spilt by Godzilla's claws.

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* AlienBlood: AlienBlood:
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Destoroyah has green blood when spilt spilled by Godzilla's claws.claws.
** Due to the side effect of Godzilla's Burning mutation, his blood went from red to white.



* BequeathedPower: [[spoiler:Godzilla's power flows into his son after his death.]]



* BloodFromTheMouth: Destoroyah coughs up blood after getting hit with the Red Spiral Ray.



* DeathByIrony: Destoroyah is a creature mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that killed the first Godzilla. Godzilla of the Heisei era is the one who kills him (indirectly).
** Also, Destoroyah dies in a similar manner to the way he killed Junior: Falling to the ground from a high altitude, with the impact killing him.

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* DeathByIrony: DeathByIrony:
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Destoroyah is a creature mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that killed the first Godzilla. Godzilla of the Heisei era is the one who kills him (indirectly).
** Also, Destoroyah dies in a similar manner to the way he killed Junior: Falling to the ground from a high altitude, with the impact killing him.



** WordofGod says that [[spoiler: it is Godzilla who kills Destoroyah off, not the military. As Destoroyah falls out of the sky, Godzilla refuses to move out of the way. This is because he has been superheating the ground. The sudden change in temperatures between freezing cold and blazing hot is what destroys Destoroyah, which is Godzilla's doing. Rather than through violence, Godzilla kills Destoroyah scientifically. But it is still his actions (however passive they may be) that finish the monster off.]]

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** WordofGod WordOfGod says that [[spoiler: it is Godzilla who kills Destoroyah off, not the military. As Destoroyah falls out of the sky, Godzilla refuses to move out of the way. This is because he has been superheating the ground. The sudden change in temperatures between freezing cold and blazing hot is what destroys Destoroyah, which is Godzilla's doing. Rather than through violence, Godzilla kills Destoroyah scientifically. But it is still his actions (however passive they may be) that finish the monster off.]]



* WhiteBlood: Due to the side effect of Godzilla's Burning mutation, his blood went from red to white.
16th Oct '15 7:17:08 PM Kervinle2500
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* AlienBlood: Destoroyah has green blood when spilt by Godzilla's claws.


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* WhiteBlood: Due to the side effect of Godzilla's Burning mutation, his blood went from red to white.
15th Oct '15 2:44:04 PM Kervinle2500
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Holy ''crap''. The entire film was basically 95% cynical. Unlike the original film, which is 100%. This film heads towards the cynic route because Godzilla was dying, Junior being dead, and Destoroyah, being a monster that he is, is a living personification of the weapon that killed the original Godzilla. It got to the point people dreaded TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt if Godzilla dies either explosion or meltdown. As Godzilla does die, the remaining 5% landed on the newly resurrected Junior, who would give Japan its eventual future it gains.
31st Aug '15 8:17:54 AM TokoWH
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* BerserkButton: Crosses with PapaWolf. Godzilla's son, Junior, is killed by Destoroyah, sending Godzilla into a frenzy wherein he nearly rips Destoroyah open, his own suffering be damned. The JSDF's freeze weapons and Destoroyah's own attacks did put nails in Godzilla's coffin, but it was his anger over Junior's death that caused Godzilla's meltdown.
** To put that in perspective, Destoroyah is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the only weapon to ever ''kill'' Godzilla. Godzilla's UnstoppableRage causes Destoroyah to ''run away!''


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* UnstoppableRage: Crosses with PapaWolf. Godzilla's son, Junior, is killed by Destoroyah, sending Godzilla into a frenzy wherein he nearly rips Destoroyah open, his own suffering be damned. The JSDF's freeze weapons and Destoroyah's own attacks did put nails in Godzilla's coffin, but it was his anger over Junior's death that caused Godzilla's meltdown.
** To put that in perspective, Destoroyah is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the only weapon to ever ''kill'' Godzilla. Godzilla's UnstoppableRage causes Destoroyah to ''run away!''
10th Aug '15 2:53:37 AM Dingbot
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* BerserkButton: ''AND HOW!!!'' Godzilla's son, Junior is killed by Destoroyah [[spoiler:in his final form]], pissing him off to his very core, to the point, he beats the shit out of him, making Destoroyah ''BLEED!!!'' While Destoroyah's trying to escape Godzilla's enormous heat he's giving off and the JSDF's freezing weapons [[spoiler:to the point it actually kills him]], Godzilla was very pissed off to the point it ''caused'' his meltdown.

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* BerserkButton: ''AND HOW!!!'' Crosses with PapaWolf. Godzilla's son, Junior Junior, is killed by Destoroyah, sending Godzilla into a frenzy wherein he nearly rips Destoroyah [[spoiler:in open, his final form]], pissing him off to his very core, to the point, he beats the shit out of him, making Destoroyah ''BLEED!!!'' While own suffering be damned. The JSDF's freeze weapons and Destoroyah's trying to escape own attacks did put nails in Godzilla's enormous heat he's giving off and the JSDF's freezing weapons [[spoiler:to the point coffin, but it actually kills him]], Godzilla was very pissed off to the point it ''caused'' his anger over Junior's death that caused Godzilla's meltdown.



* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Momoko Koichi returned for the role as Emiko Yamane. This would be her final role after her death in 1998.

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* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Momoko Koichi Kochi returned for the role as Emiko Yamane. This would be her final role after her death in 1998.



* DestructiveSavior: For a teenaged Godzilla, Junior caused some destruction, but not at a collateral level as his father. Even if he's RaisedByHumans. However, being Godzilla's son and able to breath a stream of the atomic breath, it's kinda inevitable. And to his forgiveness, the main building he toppled was wrecked because Detoroyah blasted him into it.

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* DestructiveSavior: For a teenaged Godzilla, Junior caused some destruction, but not at a collateral level as his father. Even if he's RaisedByHumans. However, being Godzilla's son and able to breath breathe a stream of the atomic breath, it's kinda inevitable. And to his forgiveness, the main building he toppled was wrecked because Detoroyah blasted him into it.



** WordofGod says that [[spoiler: it is Godzilla who kills Destoroyah off, not the military. As Destoroyah falls out of the sky, Godzilla refuses to move out of the way. This is because he has been superheating the ground. The sudden change in temperatures between freezing cold and blazing hot is what destroys Destoroyah, which is Godzilla's doing. Rather than through violence, Godzilla kills Destoroyah scientifically. But it is still his actions (however inactive it may be) that finishes the monster off.]]

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** WordofGod says that [[spoiler: it is Godzilla who kills Destoroyah off, not the military. As Destoroyah falls out of the sky, Godzilla refuses to move out of the way. This is because he has been superheating the ground. The sudden change in temperatures between freezing cold and blazing hot is what destroys Destoroyah, which is Godzilla's doing. Rather than through violence, Godzilla kills Destoroyah scientifically. But it is still his actions (however inactive it passive they may be) that finishes finish the monster off.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Believe it or not, Destoroyah is this to Godzilla (especially the original). They're both ancient creatures that existed long before humans before being awaken by a man-made superweapon. While Godzilla vented on humanity because of what he's become, Destoroyah is an AxCrazy murderer who has absolutely no qualms of killing everything in his path.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Yes Kenichi, Destoroyah will [[SarcasmMode "gladly"]] kill Godzilla for you when it was born from the Oxygen Destroyer, evn though it has killed innocent people and Junior

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* EvilCounterpart: Believe it or not, Destoroyah is this to Godzilla (especially the original). They're both ancient creatures that existed long before humans before being awaken by a man-made superweapon. While Godzilla vented on humanity because of what he's become, Destoroyah is an AxCrazy murderer who has absolutely no qualms of about killing everything in his path.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Yes Kenichi, Destoroyah will [[SarcasmMode "gladly"]] kill Godzilla for you when it was born from the Oxygen Destroyer, evn even though it has killed innocent people and JuniorJunior.



* FromBadToWorse: Godzilla is about to explode if someone doesn't do anything about it. Freeze him, and crisis averted. Then Godzilla's going to undergo a literal SuperPowerMeltdown. Then it gets worse: a mutated life form is killing fish, has the powers of the Oxygen Destroyer, can transform multiple stages, and its final form [[MemeticMutation looks like the ''goddamn devil'']].

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* FromBadToWorse: Godzilla is about to explode if someone doesn't do anything about it. Freeze him, and crisis averted. Then Godzilla's going to undergo a literal SuperPowerMeltdown. Then it gets worse: a mutated life form is killing fish, has the powers of the Oxygen Destroyer, can transform multiple stages, and its final form [[MemeticMutation looks like the ''goddamn devil'']].devil]].



** When you get that big, eating tiny fruits on an island isn't going to cut it anymore, also as mentioned earlier the Godzillasaurus is a carnivore. And to be fair he didn't see a far more [[ToServeMan plentiful source of fresh meat]] as food.

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** When you get that big, eating tiny fruits on an island isn't going to cut it anymore, any more, also as mentioned earlier the Godzillasaurus is a carnivore. And to be fair he didn't see a far more [[ToServeMan plentiful source of fresh meat]] as food.



* MadeOfExplodium: After Destoroyah's wings gets shot by the freeze weapons and lasers, [[spoiler: he explodes after crashing down into oblivion]].

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* MadeOfExplodium: After Destoroyah's wings gets get shot by the freeze weapons and lasers, [[spoiler: he explodes after crashing down into oblivion]].the ground]].



* ShoutOut: ''SEVERAL''. It seems the director wants to homage this film to Ishiro Honda after he sadly passed away in 1993.

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* ShoutOut: ''SEVERAL''.Several. It seems the director wants to homage this film to Ishiro Honda after he sadly passed away in 1993.



** The simulation if Godzilla explodes shows him behind the Wako clocktower and the Diet Building, the two monuments the original Godzilla destroys in the first film.

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** The simulation if Godzilla explodes shows him behind the Wako clocktower clock tower and the Diet Building, the two monuments the original Godzilla destroys in the first film.



* TookALevelInBadass: Junior, who in the previous film is portrayed as [[TheLoad annoyingly weak]] SuperDeformed [[TheScrappy foster son]], actually grew up badass like his father after absorbing whole year of heavy radioactive activity following his birthplace's destruction. [[MiniBoss Kaiju Agregate]] on rampage fest? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Head on and kill it!]]
** Even better, [[spoiler:after he seemingly got killed by perfected Destroyoah, he actually absorb the REMNANTS of his father's melting body, grew further into a massive, full fledged Kaiju, continuing his father's legacy]], and [[AccidentalHero accidentally saves Japan from nuclear devastation.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Damn.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: Junior, who in the previous film is portrayed as an [[TheLoad annoyingly weak]] SuperDeformed [[TheScrappy foster son]], actually grew up badass like his father after father. [[spoiler: Apparently absorbing whole year of heavy radioactive activity following his birthplace's destruction. [[MiniBoss Kaiju Agregate]] on rampage fest? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Head on and kill it!]]
all the radiation from your melting-down daikaiju father will do that to you.]]
** Even better, [[spoiler:after he was seemingly got killed by perfected Destroyoah, Destroyah, he actually absorb the REMNANTS remnants of his father's melting body, grew further into a massive, full fledged Kaiju, continuing his father's legacy]], and [[AccidentalHero accidentally saves Japan from nuclear devastation.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Damn.]]
12th Jul '15 5:11:55 PM Eddy1215
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** Even better, [[spoiler:after he seemingly got killed by perfected Destroyoah, he actually absorb the REMNANTS of his father's melting body, grew further into a massive, full fledged Kaiju, continuing his father's legacy.]] [[AccidentalHero Accidentally saves Japan from nuclear devastation.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Damn.]]

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** Even better, [[spoiler:after he seemingly got killed by perfected Destroyoah, he actually absorb the REMNANTS of his father's melting body, grew further into a massive, full fledged Kaiju, continuing his father's legacy.]] legacy]], and [[AccidentalHero Accidentally accidentally saves Japan from nuclear devastation.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Damn.]]
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